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Basic immunology : functions and disorders of the immune system / Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman.

By: Abbas, Abul K.
Contributor(s): Lichtman, Andrew H.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, 2009Edition: 3rd ed.Description: viii, 312 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781416046882 (pbk.).Subject(s): Immunology | Immunity | Immunity | Hypersensitivity | Immune System -- physiology | Immunologic Deficiency SyndromesDDC classification: QW 504 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Introduction to the immune system : the nomenclature, general properties, and components of the immune system -- Innate immunity : the early defense against infections -- Antigen capture and presentation to lymphoctyes : what lymphocytes see -- Antigen recognition in the adaptive immune system : structure of lymphocyte antigen receptors and the development of immune repertoires --
Cell-mediated immune responses : activation of T lymphocytes by cell-associated microbes -- Effector mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity : eradication of intracellular microbes -- Humoral immune responses : activation of B lymphocytes and production of antibodies -- Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity : the elimination of extracellular microbes and toxins --
Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity : self-nonself discrimination in the immune system and its failure -- Immune responses against tumors and transplants : immunity to noninfectious transformed and foreign cells -- Hypersensitivity diseases : disorders caused by immune responses -- Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies : diseases caused by defective immune responses.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and index.

Introduction to the immune system : the nomenclature, general properties, and components of the immune system -- Innate immunity : the early defense against infections -- Antigen capture and presentation to lymphoctyes : what lymphocytes see -- Antigen recognition in the adaptive immune system : structure of lymphocyte antigen receptors and the development of immune repertoires --

Cell-mediated immune responses : activation of T lymphocytes by cell-associated microbes -- Effector mechanisms of cell-mediated immunity : eradication of intracellular microbes -- Humoral immune responses : activation of B lymphocytes and production of antibodies -- Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity : the elimination of extracellular microbes and toxins --

Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity : self-nonself discrimination in the immune system and its failure -- Immune responses against tumors and transplants : immunity to noninfectious transformed and foreign cells -- Hypersensitivity diseases : disorders caused by immune responses -- Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies : diseases caused by defective immune responses.

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